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News & Announcements

ACC Board calls for Pflugerville ISD annexation election

The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees officially called for an annexation election in Pflugerville ISD. The board voted unanimously during its regular meeting Monday, August 13. Voters will go to the polls on … Continue reading

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ACC hosts statewide summit for foster care youth

Austin Community College hosts a statewide summit for foster youth to help them begin planning for college and career options in their future. The College and Career Conference will be August 16-17 at ACC Eastview … Continue reading

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ACC awarded $30,000 grant to help students pay for unexpected expenses

Austin Community College was awarded a $30,000 Project Success: Emergency Fund Grant to help students who are facing unforeseen financial needs continue on their educational pathways. The grant, awarded by Trellis Company in collaboration with … Continue reading

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ACC’s Catch the Next Program Named Finalist for Excelencia Award

Austin Community College’s Catch the Next (CTN) Ascender Program is a national finalist for the Excelencia Award for the second consecutive year. The award recognizes programs that use evidence-based practices to improve educational achievement for … Continue reading

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ACC student named 2018 Phi Theta Kappa Global scholar

Austin Community College student Jamille Souze Madeira has been named a 2018 Phi Theta Kappa Global Leaders of Promise scholar and awarded a $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship is part of the Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise … Continue reading

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Vote Now! ACC’s Nursing Program named finalist for Best of the Best Awards

Austin Community College’s Nursing Program is a finalist in the 2018 Austin American-Statesman Best of the Best Awards for nursing schools. Voting is now open and lasts through August 10. Follow these steps to vote … Continue reading

Upward Bound students during class on Thursday, July 12, 2018.

New student health insurance plan to begin August 22

Austin Community College has finalized a new 2018-19 health insurance plan for students. Offered through United Healthcare, plans will be available to purchase by semester or for a 12-month period. The new policy begins August … Continue reading

ACC bus pass will be free beginning August

Eligible ACC students, faculty, and staff can ride Capital Metro for free with an ACC Green Pass beginning fall semester. The Board of Trustees voted Monday, July 9, to eliminate the $25 Green Pass user … Continue reading

ACC Trustees hold public hearing for Pflugerville ISD residents about possible annexation into the district

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held a public hearing Monday night with  Pflugerville ISD residents to hear comment about putting an ACC annexation item on the ballot this November. More than … Continue reading

ACC closes in observance of Independence Day

Austin Community College will close in observance of Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4. All offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, July 5. Registration for fall and summer courses remains open. The second 5.5-week … Continue reading

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New, improved ACC Catalog now available online

The ACC Catalog & Student Handbook is moving fully online. The new catalog format will be searchable, sustainable, and easier to reference and archive. A PDF version will also be available for download. The 2018-2019 … Continue reading

Congratulations May Bravo award recipients

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for May 2018. The selected employees were nominated for outstanding service, excellent performance, and role modeling ACC’s values that demonstrate servant leadership. Cypress Creek Campus Cynthia Ott … Continue reading

Summer Global Issues Speaker Series examines Democracy in Eastern Europe

Austin Community College will present a discussion of the Democracy in Eastern Europe as part of the college’s 2018 Global Issues Speaker Series. Hosted by ACC’s International Programs, the presentation is Wednesday, June 27, from … Continue reading

ACC to launch first bachelor’s degree program fall 2018

Austin Community College (ACC) will launch its first bachelor’s degree program this fall. The RN-to-BSN program addresses a critical nursing shortage in Central Texas and creates a new advancement pathway for local registered nurses (RN). … Continue reading

ACC hosts Emergency Preparedness Week June 11-15

Austin Community College will practice emergency response procedures and test its emergency notification system as part of Emergency Preparedness Week June 11- 15. The college designates the third week of each semester as Emergency Preparedness … Continue reading

ACC invites community to annual Juneteenth Festival

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to its annual Juneteenth Festival 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 15, at the Eastview Campus courtyard (3401 Webberville Rd.). The festival, sponsored by the ACC African-American Cultural … Continue reading

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ACC and KLRU launch new partnership at ACC Highland

Former Dillard’s women’s store will house joint office and production facilities Austin Community College (ACC) unveils plans for the redevelopment of the former Dillard’s women’s space at Highland in partnership with KLRU-TV, Austin PBS. The … Continue reading

ACC Trustees certify annexation petition for Pflugerville ISD

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees certified a petition Monday night from Pflugerville ISD residents interested in putting an ACC annexation item on the ballot this November. The Pflugerville Friends 4 ACC … Continue reading

Congratulations April Bravo award recipients

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for May 2018. The selected employees were nominated for outstanding service, excellent performance, and role modeling ACC’s values that demonstrate servant leadership. Cypress Creek Campus Alicia Cordero … Continue reading

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ACC closes in observance of Memorial Day

Austin Community College will close in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28. All offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 29. Registration for fall and summer courses will remain open. The first summer session begins Tuesday with classes … Continue reading

Trustees hold tuition rates steady, lower out-of-district fees

In-district tuition and fees at Austin Community College (ACC) will remain unchanged for a fifth consecutive year, and out-of-district fees and out-of-state tuition will decrease. The college’s Board of Trustees approved the 2018-19 tuition and … Continue reading

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ACC Receives National Award for Wet Lab

College recognized for fostering industry partnerships and supporting entrepreneurship through the ACC Bioscience Incubator Austin Community College was awarded a “College of Excellence Award” from the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) for its … Continue reading

SkillsUSA Welding Competition 2018

ACC welding students advance to nationals

Four ACC welding students will compete at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 25-29 in Louisville, Kentucky, after winning first in the state competition held last month. Kyle Gross, Thomas Hinkle Jr., and … Continue reading

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Visit ACC Highland arts programs during WEST Austin Studio Tour

Austin Community College’s Art, Jewelry, and Dance departments are hosting an open house during the 2018 WEST Austin Studio Tour, held over two weekends, May 12-13 and May 19-20. Visitors can tour the college’s newest … Continue reading

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Fall Registration and Tuition Dates Announced

Austin Community College has announced registration and payment dates for fall 2018. Find your registration and tuition deadlines below to get ready for fall! Fall Registration Dates May 14 Current and former students begin registering … Continue reading

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ACC leaders selected for Aspen Presidential Fellowship

Austin Community College’s Vice President of Student Services Dr. Virginia Fraire and Vice President of Institutional Planning, Development & Evaluation Dr. Mary Harris have been awarded the prestigious Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence. The renowned … Continue reading

Plan and save for your future: Attend the 2018 Financial Wellness Fair

Get expert answers to your home-buying or retirement-planning questions at the 2018 Financial Wellness Fair Thursday, May 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at Highland Business Center. The fair and presentations are designed to … Continue reading

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Celebrate Día de la Familia

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to the 12th annual Dí­a de la Familia Festival Saturday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverside Campus (1020 Grove Blvd.). The interactive, family-friendly event … Continue reading

ACC GIS students test drone mapping technology at Zilker Park.

ACC GIS students test drone technology

Austin Community College Geographic Information Systems (GIS) students are learning how to create detailed maps using drone technology. Students tested their skills at Zilker Park with a mapping drone called the Robota Eclipse UAV (unmanned … Continue reading

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ACC hosts poetry discussion and scholarship contest

Austin Community College (ACC) and Cultural Lounge invite current and prospective students to a discussion on the book “Citizen: An American Lyric,” by poet Claudia Rankine. The event is Saturday, April 28, from 4 to … Continue reading

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